Diocese of Colorado Springs

 

Diocese of Colorado Springs

Sexually Abused by a Priest in the Diocese of Colorado Springs? We Can Help.

Our law firm is offering free, confidential evaluations of clergy sexual abuse claims involving priests of the Diocese of Colorado Springs regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred.  We have been handling clergy abuse cases for decades and have the experience you need to seek justice for what happened to you. Contact us today at (954) 641-2100 or send an e-mail to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to find out your legal options.

Recent developments in the State of Colorado, including the Attorney General’s announcement of a comprehensive investigation of sexual abuse allegations against Colorado, have changed the legal landscape for survivors of sexual abuse by clergy in the Diocese of Colorado Springs.   The Attorney General investigation, which is only in its infancy, could very well reveal abuse and cover-up patterns similar to those found in New York and Pennsylvania in their groundbreaking grand jury investigations and result in statute of limitations reform like we have seen in New York.

The exact extent of the sexual abuse crisis and its impact on parishioners in the Diocese of Colorado Springs, a relatively new Catholic diocese, is unknown.  The Diocese has never been publicly named in a lawsuit or other allegation of abuse, but that does not mean that no clergy have ever been accused of sexual abuse.  All that means is that, until this day, no one has told the general public about it.  That makes the Attorney General’s independent investigation even that more important for public safety and child protection if accused clergy walk among us.

The Catholic Dioceses of Colorado, including the Diocese of Colorado Springs, have established a voluntary compensation fund for survivors of sexual abuse, but you must act soon.

Recently, the Bishop of Colorado Springs, Michael Sheridan, announced that the Archdiocese of Denver will participate in a confidential, voluntary compensation settlement fund for victims of sexual abuse by clergy in the State of Colorado.  The fund, which is modeled after similar funds in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, will compensate victims in a shorter, more cursory process than full-blown litigation. Respected attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who administered the New York and Pennsylvania claims and other high profile, sensitive claims like the 9/11 Fund, and his business manager, Camille Biros, will review each claim as a neutral third party and award compensation.  We have extensive experience handling claims in the compensation funds and are very familiar with the process and expectations of Mr. Feinberg and Ms. Biros.

There will be a deadline by which all claims must be filed with the Archdiocese of Denver, so it is important that you act today to protect your rights under the fund.  Contact us today to discuss your options.  All claims must be registered with the settlement fund no later than November 30, 2019, so it is important you contact us soon. 

Through Our Own Investigation, We Have Identified 2 Catholic Clergy Accused of Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Colorado Springs, and that Number is Expected to Grow.

Unlike many of his colleagues, Bishop Sheridan has never released the names of clergy accused of sexually abusing children in the Diocese of Colorado Springs.  This makes the Attorney General investigation even more critical for the safety of the general public and the healing of many wounded victims.

Through our own investigative efforts, and along with the list of accused priests released by the Attorney General in October 2019, our team has identified 2 Catholic clergy assigned in the Diocese of Colorado Springs who have been publicly accused of sexually abusing minors.  The Attorney General report identified one of these priests, but did not provide his name, calling him only “Father E.”

The investigators also reviewed four allegations that they determined were “unsubstantiated.”

The accused clergy we have identified in the Diocese of Colorado Springs are:

For many years, our lead attorney, Adam Horowitz, has been at the forefront of exposing sexual abuse by priest in the State of Colorado.  Besides being among the first attorneys to file clergy abuse lawsuits in Colorado, Adam Horowitz fought for and won key battles on the First Amendment, statute of limitations, and discovery of priest personnel files.  Along the way Adam Horowitz won large settlements for his clients.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Colorado Springs.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Colorado, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Colorado Springs now have legal options, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Colorado and nationwide. We can help.

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.